Curious about what spring has in store for Washington state? Well, you’re not alone. The Farmers Almanac has released its predictions for spring and that includes the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a look at the Washington spring forecast.
Overall, the Almanac says that Washingtonians can “expect below-normal temperatures.” This also applies to parts of the Rockies up through northern Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.
Interestingly enough, much of the country will experience above-normal precipitation, but not the Pacific Northwest. In fact, this year, the Almanac predicts we will actually end up a little drier.
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Now as we all know, our state’s weather can be very unpredictable. So we thought it best to check out multiple sources, namely the University of Washington Climate Outlook. Their predictions match the Almanacs for lower-than-normal temperatures but differ when it comes to precipitation.
For March their Climate Outlook predicts “higher chances of above-normal precipitation statewide, with the highest chances for eastern-most portion of the state, bordering Idaho.”
However, the overall spring precipitation prediction is uncertain, with UW stating that there are “equal chances of below, equal to, or above normal precipitation statewide.”
So it looks like you better keep those winter coats out for a bit longer, but perhaps you won’t need your umbrellas!
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